The Skinny Pancake

The Skinny Pancake Burlington

The Skinny Pancake was actually the first restaurant I ate at in Burlington, even before we had an apartment secured. I reserved my judgment on whether it was really awesome because it seemed pretty touristy, but after eating there three times, I have to admit that it’s simply delicious. The entire menu is crepes, and you can choose between sweet or savory. I mostly chose savory, and would sometimes mix in a little sweet by adding apple chutney. Everything is organic, local, and made fresh right in front of you.

You have to stand in line to order, and then you take a number and your food is brought to you. My only complaint is that the line is always out the door, so this is not a great restaurant to be in and out of, especially for a Sunday brunch situation. However, the food was always worth the wait.

This place is Vegan friendly, offering a yummy sweet potato shell for your crepe if it’s vegan. It’s also Gluten-free friendly. You can rearrange or remove ingredients as you please – they are very accommodating!

Like most restaurants in Burlington, The Skinny Pancake offers local beer in the form of Vermont microbrews. Some are even on tap! But don’t let that discourage you from getting other drinks – they make a mean bloody mary as well! Definitely a Top 5 restaurant if you’re going to eat somewhere in Burlington, and friends who visited me would agree!

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Burlington: American Flatbreads Tries to Not Be Pizza

American Flatbreads local organic food pizzas Burlington Vermont

Everyone and their cousin recommended that I go to American Flatbreads if I’m in Burlington, and with good reason. This place is delicious! It’s also a great place to take friends, as the meals are pretty big and therefore good for sharing. The only issue I have with American Flatbreads is that the “flatbreads” they make are clearly pizzas, and they don’t even try to hide it. Even the little buzzer you hold while you’re waiting is a pizza! So, really, American Pizzas is pretty great.

Zero Gravity Brewery microbrews Burlngton Vermont

The restaurant also serves as a brewery, called Zero Gravity. I’ve had their draught and it’s very hoppy, which I like. Vermont is known for having amazing microbrews, and most of them are IPAs (they are home of Magic Hat, after all). This was a pretty big change from New York, where the best beer bars had mostly stouts and porters on draught. My palette has definitely expanded, and I can’t honestly say which I like better than the other. I guess it depends on my mood!

American Flatbreads pizza Burlington Vermont
See this flatbread? It’s a pizza. (Photo Credit: Yelp.com)

In a state known for bomb-diggity cheese, “flatbread” restaurants are out of this world good. Again, all the food is local and organic (they have signs everywhere reminding you), and you can definitely taste the difference. One of the topping choices, The Vermont Sausage, has Vermont-made goat’s cheese with farm-fresh pork, maple-fennel sausage, and caramelized onions. If that doesn’t make your mouth water, I don’t know what does.

What’s my favorite thing here? Definitely the brunch menu. Mainly because the restaurant has an Eggs Benedict flatbread (pizza) that has hollandaise sauce all over it. Oh, it is so good. This would be another Top 5 Burlington Restaurants in my book.